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What you need to know about Uber, Lyft and other app-based car services

For the first time last month, I requested a car using a smartphone. The app correctly guessed my location using GPS, gave me a ballpark arrival time with a real-time map and even estimated the fare.

Android Wear brings Google to life

How many times have you checked your phone today? If Google's data is correct, your answer is somewhere between zero and 125.

This robot bakes the world's most expensive flatbread

You wouldn't expect robots to be into baking, but we've seen more than a few examples of the two coming together.

Android TV is Google's latest shot at entertainment glory (hands-on)

For Android, smartphones and tablets are only the beginning. Google believes that there are so many other categories of hardware that could benefit from its mobile OS, so it announced that it's building extensions of Android onto the TV, car and smartwatch.

Living in a Google world: Why Android L means you'll never have to disconnect

The biggest news to come out of Google's developer-focused I/O conference isn't Android TV or even the several new Android Wear smartwatches; it's that Android is about to become much more than a mobile operating system.

Google gives us a simulated ride with Android Auto

Meet Google's answer to Apple's CarPlay: Android Auto. It's a new platform announced today at the annual orgy of software and hardware development known as Google I/O, and it puts the (almost) full power of Android in your car.

US Supreme Court rules Aereo's streaming service is illegal under copyright law

In a precedent-setting decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled today that Aereo is in violation of US copyright law.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: slim design, long battery life, stunning screen

It'd be silly of me to talk about tablets in the past tense -- we still write stories about them daily and clearly, we review them, too.

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: the illusion of privacy

Can anyone ever really leave the internet? And if you had the choice, is that something that you'd want to do? After all, abandoning the connected world might help you reclaim some privacy, but even if you smashed your PC, burned your tablet and tossed your smartphone, you might still not be able to escape constant surveillance.

What you need to know about 3D printing

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen used one to send collections down the runway. Mink hopes you'll rely on one to create custom makeup at home.

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